Tag Archives: Texas Legislature
In Texas, paying for cops, courts and prosecutors with fees from defendants has become more and more popular. But what happens when the drive to do justice on the cheap collides with a rogue prosecutor?
In Texas, funding courts with defendants' fees has become commonplace. But what happens when this system collides with a rogue prosecutor?...Read More
Hearing seeks solutions for courts’ weak safeguards for vulnerable Texans.
Lawmakers were stunned by reports that county courts pay little attention to guardianship cases, leaving vulnerable Texans open to abuse and theft....Read More
A homeschool runaway's fight for identification, Ken Paxton's latest ethical missteps, and Greg Abbott's back-door abortion limits.
This week we've got the story of a homeschool runaway's fight for identification, and we'll talk about Ken Paxton's latest ethical missteps and Greg Abbott's ba...Read More
Now that he’s retired, the judge who found Texas’ school finance system unconstitutional has a few things to say.
“Goddamn! What is more important than education?” says Judge John Dietz, who found Texas' school finance system unconstitutional. The Texas Supreme Court ha...Read More
If Texas state Representative Ron Reynolds loses his fight against a 2015 conviction for ambulance chasing, the popular Fort Bend County Democrat may go to jail...Read More
Campaign finance reports suggest some donors are quietly rethinking their support of embroiled attorney general Ken Paxton even as top GOP leaders stay mum....Read More
At a Senate committee meeting on “sanctuary cities” on Friday, Texas lawmakers strongly disagreed on how, or whether, to pass legislation that would penaliz...Read More